US Envoy Impressed With BVTB Students

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The students enrolled in the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s (BVTB) Bar and Restaurant Services course have come in for high praise from United States Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela. The students showed off their skills last Wednesday as they blended and served a variety of non-alcoholic drinks to Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator …

Education Providers Urged To Seek CAAM-HP Accreditation

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government expects that local and foreign tertiary educational providers, offering medicine and other health-related programmes of study in Barbados, will demonstrate their commitment towards assuring the quality of these programmes of study, by seeking Programmatic Accreditation with Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). Parliamentary Secretary in the Education Ministry, Senator Harry Husbands, stressed this …

Students Told: Future Lies With S&T

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Students attending the Third Biennial Science & Technology (S&T) symposium have been told their future will depend a lot on how much S&T they know, and have been urged to consider a related programme of study at the UWI that could help them along this path. This advice was given recently at the opening of the two-day event at the …

Strengthening Accreditation Systems Vital To Region

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Standardising and strengthening regional accreditation systems is important to the continued movement and success of people across the Caribbean region. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands emphasised this recently as he addressed the start of a Capacity Building Workshop sponsored by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health …

High Standards At Schools’ Music Festival

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

This year’s Schools’ Music Festival has been described as being of “an extremely high standard” by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands. Speaking towards the end of the event at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday, Senator Husbands said it was quite clear schools had taken it to a high level in …

3rd Biennial S&T Conference Next Week

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The third Biennial Science and Technology (S&T) Symposium and Speak-Off Competition will take place on March 22 and 23, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. An initiative of the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), the two-day event, which is open to the public, will provide a …

Meetings On Combermere This Friday

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will this Friday, January 6, hold meetings with two interests groups of the Combermere School. The Ministry will meet separately with parents and guardians of students who attend the school, at its Waterford, St. Michael location, at 1:00 p.m. A little later in the evening, at 3:00 p.m., a meeting will be …

Husbands: Technology Is Not A Substitute

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Teachers have been told that as valuable and critical as technology is, it cannot replace the preparation and work which they are expected to put into the classroom. This was expressed today by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education,  Senator Harry Husbands, as he thanked Aldas, a newly authorised Apple reseller in the USA, and the Montclair Kimberley Academy, …

Symposium Fits With Government’s Policy

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

A symposium on renewable energy sponsored by the Barbados Light and Power Company Ltd. (BL&P) and held collaboratively with the Media Resource Department (MRD) has been described as “fitting well with the National Sustainable Energy Policy of Barbados”. The comments came today as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, addressed the start …

Erdiston’s New Degree Programme Lauded

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme (Primary) at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College “lays a new cornerstone for the future development of teacher education and preparation in Barbados”. This sentiment was expressed at the launch of this programme on Wednesday, by Acting Minister of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, who highly recommended the Pine Hill, St. Michael institution to the 183 recruits. …